2012 Bentley Mulsanne vs. Its Competition

2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The only real competitor to the hyper-luxurious Mulsanne is the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

The Mulsanne's more fluid, modern design will appeal to some where the more staid, classical design of the Phantom will find favor with others.

Both are exquisitely luxurious, but the Mulsanne is by far the more powerful of the two, despite the Phantom's V-12 engine. It's hard to recommend either over the other, however, as both are excellent vehicles, well-designed and well-made.

They simply appeal to different types of people--a matter of personal preference.

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Quick Specs
9.2
The 2012 Bentley Mulsanne delivers the height of refined luxury, power, and design--at a price.
8.2
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks.
8.6
The 2012 BMW 5-Series appears somewhat conservative on the outside, but it packs an armada of advanced-tech firepower, and new fuel-efficient engines, without interrupting its sport-sedan mission.
8.0
The Genesis' impressive details and execution make it a pragmatic luxury-car choice, especially in the quick, plush V-6 version.
9.0
The 2012 Audi A7 is a tech powerhouse and design standout, showing that hatchback practicality can indeed be sexy.
8.4
It has a styling leg up, and the 2012 Cadillac CTS backs up its looks with good dynamics, good build quality and a competitive set of body styles and options.
MSRP From     
$290,000$49,800$46,900$34,200$59,250$35,915
Gas Mileage     
11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas V8Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Supercharged Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
Mid-SizeSubcompact CarsMid-SizeLarge carMidsize CarsMid-Size
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
545545
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A4N/A4N/A
Body Style     
4-Door SedanCoupe4dr Sedan4 Door SedanSedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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